Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor Review and Specifications

Specifications of Carnival Valor

Year built2004  /  Age : 15
Flag state Panama
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassConquest
Building costUSD 500 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)290 m / 951 ft
Beam (width)38 m / 125 ft
Gross Tonnage110239 gt
Passengers2984 - 3581
Crew1150
Passengers-to-space ratio31
Decks13
Cabins1492
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2016
Christened byKatie Couric

Current itinerary of Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor current cruise is 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean. Prices start from USD 599 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 17 Jun, 2019 and ends on 22 Jun, 2019.

Date / TimePort
17 Jun 15:30    Departing from New Orleans, Port NOLA, Louisiana hotels
19 Jun 08:00 - 17:00    Cozumel, Mexico
20 Jun 09:00 - 17:00    Progreso, Mexico
22 Jun 08:00    Arriving in New Orleans, Port NOLA, Louisiana hotels

Review of Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor was launched in 2004 as the 3rd of five ships in Carnival's Conquest class - the series which preceded the Dream-class trio.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is a US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as an independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both a number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of the cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Valor cruise ship

The 110,239-ton, 2,974-passenger cruise ship Carnival Liberty and her Conquest-class sister ships Conquest, LibertyGlory, and Freedom, are among the biggest in the fleet of Carnival. They are basically larger versions of earlier Destiny-class ships, as well as more feature-filled. More space reveals into additional decks, with even more bars and lounges, an upscale steak house, and well-proportioned public areas. 

Cruise itinerary program

Carnival Valor itinerary program is based on week-long roundtrip cruises departing from Bridgetown and San Juan. Out of Port Canaveral, the ship offers Western Caribbean sailings to Puerto Rico, Mexico, BelizeRoatanGrand Turk, and the Bahamas.

Cabins

Carnival Valor has a total number of 1492 cabins (of which 52 Suites, 513 Balcony rooms) in 34 grades. It has no family cabins but offers several connecting rooms in a variety of categories, as well as 18 Spa cabins. The ship also has 29 accessible cabins in all cabin categories. Most Carnival Valor staterooms are 185-220-sq.foot insides (577), oceanview (340) and balcony (513, with verandas of 75 sq.feet). There are also a total of 52 suites, measuring between 275-500 sq.feet. More than 50% of the cabins offer ocean view, among them 60% offer also private verandas. The three types of suites are Captain's Suites, Grand Suites, and Ocean Suites. Suite passengers receive priority embarkation and debarkation, VIP check-in, and a deluxe bathroom.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

On Carnival Valor, the two main dining rooms offer traditional dinner with set times and tablemates or flexible dining, via "Your Choice Dining" Carnival program. Washington Restaurant is nicer of the duo. It is located aft and framed by 3 walls of windows. Lincoln is positioned in a central spot, but both offer the same menu. At dinner, the vegetarian and low-carb fare is served, as well as Spa Carnival choices. Cuisine often exceeds expectations, especially at Scarlett’s Supper Club and the sushi station. The casual Rosie’s buffet offers a number of food stations with a variety of choices, including a salad bar, deli, dessert station, daily regional cuisines. The 24-hour room service provides a limited selection of items.

Carnival Valor cruise ship

Carnival Valor emerged from her 16-day dry dock on May 08, 2016 with a host of new restaurants and bars, including upgrades already received by most of the rest vessels in the fleet. In addition to the apothecary-like Alchemy Bar, candy story Cherry on Top, RedFrog Pub and SkyBox Sports Bar, the ship also received poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar, as well as their complementary eateries, Guy's Burger Joint (which has a tie-in with Food Network superstar Guy Fieri) and BlueIguana Cantina.

Follows the complete list of Carnival Valor restaurants and food bars.

  • Lincoln Restaurant (744-seat forward Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings or “Your Time Dining”; offers “Seuss At Sea” themed breakfasts for $5)
  • Washington Restaurant (1122-seat aft Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings and open seating breakfast and lunch)
  • Rosie’s Lido Buffet Restaurant (1396-seat, self-service buffet restaurant with various food stations; operates as a bistro in the evenings)
  • Scarlett’s Steakhouse (108-seat specialty restaurant for steaks and seafood; with dance floor and live music)
  • Sushi Bar (complimentary)
  • Sushi at Sea (Lido Bar) mini version of Bonsai Sushi, offers a la carte priced menu with rolls, sushi, sashimi, prices vary between USD 1,50-7,50.
  • Alchemy Bar, candy story Cherry on Top, RedFrog Pub, SkyBox Sports Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Guy's Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The theme of Valor's decor is "Heroes and Heroism," regarding not just Americans, but heroes from every corner of the world. Cruisers are first represented to the theme as they board through the atrium lobby on Deck 3. To be sure, there is still enough Farcus bling in the details, bright molded gold leaf-gilded eagles on simulated pedestals are scattered all around the liner, as well as coffered ceilings of glossy, reflective materials and plenty of blinking lights and flashing video screens to trigger a 1960's light flashback. Like her Conquest-class sisters, Valor also boasts a 3-deck theater - Ivanhoe, and a series of stores. Carnival Valor offers the typical Carnival experience blended with a handful of twists. The "old faithfuls" are also there: personal service and diverse evening entertainment ranging from Vegas floor show to jazz to the "piano man".

Carnival Valor cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Carnival Valor lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Ivanhoe Theatre (1400-seat main show lounge for musical productions and shows; also used for movies and bingo)
  • Valor Atrium American Lobby (9-deck high open floor area; features American Lobby Bar with piano and stage for live performances)
  • Betsy Ross Card Room (28-seat); John Paul Jones Art Gallery (36-seat); Iliad Library (17-seat; offers board games); Photo Gallery and Shop; Kiosk (S and S Card service); Capital Conference Room (100-seat)
  • Circle C (complimentary kids club lounge with video games, parties, and planned activities)
  • The Web Internet Cafe (24-hour, 6 Internet computers room)
  • Washington’s Bar (147-seat cigar bar with live music)
  • The Fun Shops (offers “Bon Voyage” items, duty-free liquor, jewelry, fashion boutiques, souvenirs, logo items); Formalities Shop (tuxedo rentals, special occasion gifts)
  • Bronx Bar (55-seat sports bar); Java Cafe (specialty coffee bar); Jeanne’s Bar (30-seat wine bar); Lindy Hop Bar (100-seat piano bar); Paris Hot Bar (88-seat jazz bar)
  • Shogun Casino (484-seat); King Boulevard Promenade Bar (23-seat)
  • Club O2 (teens' lounge for video games, movies, karaoke, and themed parties); Video Games Arcade (24-hour)
  • One Small Step Disco and Nightclub (211-seat); Eagles Lounge and Bar (425-seat; hosts Punchliner Comedy Club/brunch).
  • Argonaut area (with two Whirlpools, two poolside bars, Grilles, and stage for live performances)
  • Prometheus Pool area (aft pool served by Prometheus Bar, Grille, Pizzeria; with two Whirlpools and Sky Dome glass roof)
  • Aqua Park (Dolphin Pool area which is connected to the Twister Waterslide; with one Whirlpool, splash pools, fountains)
  • Carnival Seaside Theatre (LED screen outdoor cinema; with a stage for live performances)
  • Spa Carnival complex (with Steam Rooms, Saunas, Massage Room, Beauty Salon, Spa Pool, Gymnasium)
  • Sports Deck (multi-sports court/basketball, volleyball; Tennis Tables, Shuffleboard); Jogging Track; 9-hole Mini Golf Course
  • Serenity (adult-only relaxation area with Serenity Bar, two Whirlpools and padded lounges)
  • Camp Carnival (kids' club lounge area; offers complimentary programmes, with outdoor Pool area).

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Fun Ship 2.0 upgrade was done in 2016. Valor is of Carnival's Conquest-class liners, with sisterships ConquestFreedomGloryLiberty. The vessel was christened by godmother Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric - US journalist, author at "Yahoo! Global News"). Ship's interior design decoration follows the "Heroes and Heroism" theme (by Joe Farcus).

Ship's first drydock refurbishment was in 2008 ("Fun Ship 1.0" / "Evolution of Fun"). A new Mongolian Grill was added to the Lido restaurant, and Lido Deck received the huge LED screen for outdoor movies and shows. The second drydock was in 2011 (2-week project). In 2011 were improved the Serenity (adults resort area), 6 new scenic oceanview rooms and 2 new suites were added. Routine maintenance and some enhancements in the hotel, the public area and lounges were also done. Drydocks 2014-2016 added "Fun Ship 2.0" upgrades - new bars, lounges, new dining and entertainment options.

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Carnival Valor Itineraries

The below listed Carnival Valor cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Carnival Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 May 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2019 Jun 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2019 Jun 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans
2019 Jun 13 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $529
2019 Jun 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $599
2019 Jun 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $574
2019 Jun 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $509
2019 Jul 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $624
2019 Jul 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $549
2019 Jul 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $499
2019 Jul 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $519
2019 Jul 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $524
2019 Jul 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $489
2019 Jul 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $509
2019 Aug 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $439
2019 Aug 08 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $329
2019 Aug 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $369
2019 Aug 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $319
2019 Aug 22 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $294
2019 Aug 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $299
2019 Aug 31 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $314
2019 Sep 05 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $274
2019 Sep 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $274
2019 Sep 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $279
2019 Sep 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $279
2019 Sep 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $259
2019 Sep 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $254
2019 Oct 03 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $319
2019 Oct 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $324
2019 Oct 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $362
2019 Oct 17 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $344
2019 Oct 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $284
2019 Oct 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $289
2019 Oct 31 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $329
2019 Nov 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $284
2019 Nov 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $279
2019 Nov 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $329
2019 Nov 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $269
2019 Nov 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $529
2019 Nov 28 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $434
2019 Dec 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $279
2019 Dec 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $299
2019 Dec 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $294
2019 Dec 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $334
2019 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $544
2019 Dec 26 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $529
2019 Dec 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $649
2020 Jan 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $334
2020 Jan 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $269
2020 Jan 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $274
2020 Jan 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $274
2020 Jan 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $269
2020 Jan 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $264
2020 Feb 01 5 days, round-trip ShipRocked XI Cruise New Orleans
2020 Feb 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $279
2020 Feb 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $324
2020 Feb 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $314
2020 Feb 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $304
2020 Feb 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $369
2020 Feb 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $299
2020 Mar 05 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $364
2020 Mar 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $489
2020 Mar 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $479
2020 Mar 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $364
2020 Mar 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $429
2020 Mar 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $369
2020 Apr 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $339
2020 Apr 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $419
2020 Apr 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $399
2020 Apr 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $344
2020 Apr 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $354
2020 Apr 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $339
2020 Apr 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $339
2020 May 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $379
2020 May 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $389
2020 May 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $369
2020 May 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $484
2020 May 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $549
2020 May 28 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $469
2020 Jun 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $544
2020 Jun 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $549
2020 Jun 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $479
2020 Jun 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $549
2020 Jun 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $554
2020 Jun 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $479
2020 Jun 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $549
2020 Jul 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $559
2020 Jul 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $479
2020 Jul 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $539
2020 Jul 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $539
2020 Jul 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $469
2020 Jul 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $509
2020 Aug 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $479
2020 Aug 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $359
2020 Aug 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $379
2020 Aug 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $349
2020 Aug 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $309
2020 Aug 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $319
2020 Aug 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $309
2020 Sep 03 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $329
2020 Sep 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $289
2020 Sep 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $289
2020 Sep 17 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $299
2020 Sep 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $289
2020 Sep 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $289
2020 Oct 01 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $299
2020 Oct 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $299
2020 Oct 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $309
2020 Oct 15 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $299
2020 Oct 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $289
2020 Oct 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $289
2020 Oct 29 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $289
2020 Nov 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $289
2020 Nov 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $289
2020 Nov 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $289
2020 Nov 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $279
2020 Nov 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $399
2020 Nov 26 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $379
2020 Nov 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $279
2020 Dec 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $279
2020 Dec 10 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $259
2020 Dec 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $319
2020 Dec 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $389
2020 Dec 24 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $479
2020 Dec 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $649
2021 Jan 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $329
2021 Jan 07 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $259
2021 Jan 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $269
2021 Jan 16 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $289
2021 Jan 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $259
2021 Jan 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $269
2021 Jan 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $269
2021 Feb 04 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $269
2021 Feb 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $279
2021 Feb 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $329
2021 Feb 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $279
2021 Feb 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $299
2021 Feb 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $299
2021 Mar 04 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $339
2021 Mar 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $479
2021 Mar 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $509
2021 Mar 18 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $349
2021 Mar 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $429
2021 Mar 27 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $459
2021 Apr 01 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $359
2021 Apr 05 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $459
2021 Apr 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $349
2021 Apr 15 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $329
2021 Apr 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $349
2021 Apr 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $349
2021 Apr 29 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean New Orleans $319

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